Problems of Synchronization

Simon, an aging drummer whose youthful days are over, is affected by an unique illness. Seeking help, Simon goes on a journey to find the person who will save him. At least, that is what he wishes for.

  • Charles Gourde
    Director
  • Yuan Zha
    Writer
  • Charles Gourde
    Writer
  • Pierre-François Bouffard
    Key Cast
    "Simon"
  • Gilles Brière
    Key Cast
    "Simon's father"
  • Charles-Olivier Gendron
    Producer
  • Charles Parent-Richard
    Producer
  • Alix Mauriello-Renaud
    Assistant director
  • Lucrezia Galli
    Direction of Photography
  • Raphaël Hénault
    Cameraman
  • César Caman
    Camera assistant
  • Noémi Beauregard
    Artistic directors
  • Juliette Castronovo
    Artistic directors
  • Pascal Morin
    Sound mixing and editing
  • Julia Wilkie
    Sound mixing and editing
  • Jeanne Derigny
    Editing
  • César Caman
    Editing
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Problèmes de Synchronisation
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Université de Montréal
  • Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC)
    Montréal
    Canada
    October 10, 2022
    Official selection
  • Concordia Film Festival (CFF)
    Montreal
    Canada
    Official selection
  • Alexandre Trauner Film/ART Festival (ATAFF)
    Szolnok
    Hungary
    Official selection
  • Student World Impact Film Festival (SWIFF)

    United States
    Nominee
  • FIAfest
    Chia
    Colombia
    Official selection
  • 4th Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival
    New York
    United States
    February 22, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Made Here Film Festival 2022
    Burlington
    United States
    April 22, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift
    Toronto
    Canada
    Semi-finalist
  • Emerging Artist Film Festival
    Calgary
    Canada
    Official selection of january 2022
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions By Lift-Off Global Network
    Iver Heath
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
Director - Charles Gourde
Director Statement

Raised in a small country town in Quebec, Canada, I was fascinated at a young age by cinema. A way for me to escape the mundane reality through the beauty of the moving-image, of the poesy of realism, allowing me a new glance on my life, this is how cinema has helped me grow.
Escaping from my dead-end to Montreal, I'm currently attending the University of Montreal in cinema, where I dare to dream that my films might, one day, make others dream too.

This film wouldn't have been possibly made without the hard work and passion of my teammates, who's thirst of cinema is unfailing.